Date of Award

Winter 12-16-2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Computer Science & Mathematics; College of Arts & Sciences

First Advisor

Richard Arras


Glenside Fire Company #1, known as GFC, is one of five volunteer fire companies operating in Cheltenham Township, providing services not limited to fire suppression, search and rescue, emergency medical services assistance, and fire safety education. GFC was looking to create a new website in order to promote volunteer firefighting, recruit new members, and fundraise, as well as provide a place where current members can keep records of events and trainings, using a public and member-only view. The website was created using a Bootstrap framework, in order to maximize usability across many platforms. The website will be easily updated with new events, news stories, and members, through an easy-to-use content management system (CMS). The primary functions of the site are to improve the ability to share GFC information, solicit donations, streamline the recruitment process, and allow members to communicate and effectively maintain call and personal records, training, and events.